Calls to complete Burnscreek clinic

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) and Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) is being called on to complete medical clinic at Burnscreek east of Honiara. Joyce Boykin, a member of Mercy School Board and Director of Read Solomon said this during an interview with the paper on Tuesday. She said, that people living there are in need of…

Ne’e: We should not follow Fiji and Vanuatu

SOLOMON Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) (SIVB) says Solomon Island should not follow ways how Fiji and Vanuatu develop their tourism industry. SIVB board chairman, Wilson Ne’e made this remarks during the one day cruise ship meeting organised by Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) at the Heritage Parke Hotel yesterday. Mr Ne’e said, Solomon Island…

BSP commits to acquire Westpac here

BSP Chairman Sir Kostas G. Constantinou, O.B.E has has on Tuesday announced that BSP remains committed to the acquisition of Westpac’s banking operations in the Solomon Islands. A statement from the Chairman said, BSP is working closely with the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) to obtain the necessary approvals and discussions with the Central…

PPF withdraws from Auki, Friday

MEMBERS of the Participating Police Force (PPF) serving under the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI PPF) will depart Auki tomorrow after 12 years maintaining law and order in the province. This is part of draw down process that will see RAMSI operations coming to an end. A statement from RAMSI media unit said,…

New solar panels for the needy

VOTERS of Central Makira Constituency received new sets of solar panels sourced from their constituency funds. The handover of the solar panels was made by Gravis Tahiri, the Constituency Development Officer (CDO), during a recent visit. About 10 recipients of Kaokaoragana village including the old and disabled were the lucky ones to receive the solar…

New church dedicated in Makira

A NEWLY completed church building at Kaokaoragana village, Central Makira, was officially dedicated and opened last Sunday. Dedicated as Holy Cross church, it is an Anglican church, with initial construction work  started  way  back  in  2008  under a special scheme by former Member of Parliament for Central Makira Constituency. Under the scheme, a special arrangement…

Gold Ridge tailings treatment underway

NEW owners of Gold Ridge Mine, Gold Ridge Community Investment Limited (GCIL), has taken steps to treat and drain the most talked about Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) that has posed environmental and health risks to people in the area since St Barbra left the site. Work to treat the dam, which has not been treated…

HCC settle workers

Honiara City Council (HCC) direct employees have received their salary on Tuesday following their protest over salary delay on Monday morning. These employees comprised of those working at the Honiara Central Market (HCM), Works Division, Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) and other departments of the city council. The peaceful protest was to demand an explanation for…

More women to attend MSG trade show

 A good number of women who are members of the Solomon Islands Artist Association (SIAA) have been confirmed to attend the upcoming Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) countries tradeshow and fair day in New Caledonia on November. Association President Barney Rooney told the Solomon Star in an interview this week that half of the delegation are…

MPs support affected communities

THREE Members of Parliament from Lau MBaelelea, North Malaita and Baegu Asifola have joined forces to assist the victims of Suava communities with relief supplies on Tuesday. The relief supplies included 20 bales of second hand clothes, 20 sets of kitchen utensils, 250 bag of rice and 100 cartoons of Soltuna products. The supplies were…